La population vieillit et c’est particulièrement le cas des Franco-Ontariens. Le gouvernement et les multiples institutions et organismes qui se consacrent aux personnes âgées doivent donc se préparer aux conséquences de ce changement démographique. À Welland, le Foyer Richelieu n’échappe pas à la règle et, au printemps 2018, ce centre de soins de longue durée pour francophones annonçait avoir reçu l’autorisation de passer à une capacité de 128 lits d’ici à 2022.

Every second Wednesday in September the Fonds Foyer Richelieu Welland has its annual charity golf tournament. The goal of this fundraiser is to help us purchase equipment in order to improve the quality of life of our residents. We invite you to add your generous sponsorship of this important fund-raiser to your community involvement. See the enclosed sheet for a list of sponsorship opportunities.

If you wish to join us for a day of golf, the fee is $175 per person (PAYABLE IN ADVANCE). Included in the fee are 18 holes of golf with cart, a BBQ lunch, a clam chowder and steak dinner and many great prizes and live auction items. Registration begins at 11 am and the shotgun start will take place at 12:30 pm. Please be at the Club House no later than 12 noon (dress code in effect).

An income tax receipt will be issued for part of the $175 fee. See the enclosed registration sheet for details.

Please confirm your sponsorship and/or attendance by calling 905-734-1400, ext. 248 or email and leave a message as soon as possible. As space is limited, we urge you to register as soon as possible.

On behalf of our residents, thank you for your positive response to this invitation.

A Rock-A- Thon is a marathon in which teams rock in rocking chairs, socialize, fraternize and have fun together. The main purpose of this Rock-A-Thon is to fundraise in order to be able to buy equipment to add to the quality to the life of our residents and have a great time doing this all together.

The residents, along with their families, friends and many donors really enjoy participating in the Rock-A-Thon. They have fun rocking on their rocking chairs, listening to rock, country and western music by “Brad Boland”, ‘Niagara Fiddlers`, etc. and by participating in a variety of activities during this Rock-A-Thon.

Some people will choose to simply make a donation, others will choose to make a donation and also participate in the Rock-A-Thon. Whatever your choice may be; be assured that we sincerely appreciate all your help and encouragement.

S’il y a un endroit où les mesures de confinement et de distanciation sociale doivent être suivies à la lettre, c’est bien dans un foyer de soins de longue durée. À Welland, le Foyer Richelieu a échappé jusqu’à maintenant à la pandémie et ceux qui y travaillent ont fermement l’intention de continuer à ce que rien ne change à ce chapitre.